IT Movie Review - A Beloved Stephen King Novel's Faithful Adaptation

"It" is one of Stephen King's most beloved novels. It is where many of his mega-fans often point to as a favorite. As such, the pressure was on for this adaptation to really shine.

Shine, though, it did. The nostalgic '80s feel to the movie was a pleasure for much of the audience, and the focus on childhood and coming-of-age elements managed to make the movie feel fresh even while it modified some of the details of the original story. Moving it forward thirty years was a perfect choice, and the casting of the Loser's Club was spot-on with the wit and personality of these characters being brought to life.

One of the parts of the movie I was worried about was Pennywise, but after watching the movie I can say that Bill Skarsgard's portrayal fit the role perfectly. They dropped much of the cosmic story--at least for this entry--and focused more on the chills and thrills.

All in all, Stephen King's "It" found new life in the movie adaptation and it is not a surprise that the second half of the story has already been approved for a release date in 2019. 

Lincoln Cole

Lincoln Cole is a Columbus-based author who enjoys traveling and has visited many different parts of the world, including Australia and Cambodia, but always returns home to his pugamonster and wife. His love for writing was kindled at an early age through the works of Isaac Asimov and Stephen King and he enjoys telling stories to anyone who will listen.

He has won multiple literary awards for his novels. He has also been a bestseller in multiple different categories.